After a pitstop for last week’s 150th episode, The Good Brothers return to wrap up the month of Match with another entry into the Justice League Unlimited Cadmus story-arc with “The Doomsday Sanction.” Join the hosts as they discuss a plot that redeems an underutilized Doomsday, who was originally featured on the Justice League episode “A Better World.” Hear the hosts discuss whether or not the return of this major tentpole character was justified, the tendency of the series producers to subvert expectations with some important characters, why Dr. Milo’s return seemed a bit out of place, why this episode could’ve flourished with a second part to it, and visuals that wow but are held back by the return of the terrible, no-good CGI. Plus a pair of musical cues that steal the show and another all-star voice cast that features some more fantastic work from multiple performers. All of this and a preview of next week’s episode on this week’s DCAU Review!
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Cal & Liam continue in their month of Justice League Unlimited coverage, with the introduction of Black Canary to the DCAU in the episode “The Cat and The Canary.” Hear the hosts discuss a plot taken straight out of a Clint Eastwood drama, visuals that dazzle and captivate, albeit with a bit of inconsistency. Also, hear the Good Brothers talk about an all-time great cast that features none of the original #JLU Seven and much more on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!Click below to see this week’s entire scorecard!Be sure to subscribe to The Podtower on YouTube for more content from the #DCAUReview and other #DCAU content creators like them!
March is here and that means as the calendar page turns, Cal & Liam switch series, returning to cover Justice League Unlimited and the episode “Dark Heart.” This seminal episode lays the groundwork for some of the larger plot points used for the Cadmus arc that would define the #JLU, but this week the Good Brothers discuss a plot that asks the question “just what IS nanotechnology anyway?” Hear the hosts talk action that at the time seemed grand but now looks a lot like every superhero blockbuster, more out-of-place CGI, some wonky character models, and some of Batman’s new toys. Plus how the JLU greenlit episodes that focused on C-List level heroes, a pair of really solid voice performances from two very recognizable guest voice actors, and why the episode may be in line to be canceled in the future. All of that, a complete scorecard, a new special guest intro to the pod and a preview of next week’s episode on this week’s DCAU Review! Be sure to subscribe to The Podtower on YouTube for more content from the #DCAUReview and other #DCAU content creators like them!
The Good Brothers are back again with another Justice League Unlimited review, this week covering another pivotal episode in the Cadmus-arc. “Ultimatum” features a lot of tributes and homages to older DC Comics animation and Cal & Liam discuss those along with the tragic loose ends from this episode, Aquaman’s characterization being a reference for Jason Mamoa’s portrayal, and Andrea Romano being ahead of the curve when it came to racial sensitivity and awareness in voice casting. Additionally, the hosts discuss the introduction of Amanda Waller, her perfect voice-casting, Maxwell Lord’s one and only DCAU appearance and speculation on just what happens to Long Shadow. Plus, a preview of next week’s much-demanded Elseworlds episode and much more on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!
As the Good Brothers continue their latest month of Justice League Unlimited reviews, they find themselves this week reviewing the season 1 episode entitled “Hawk and Dove.” The hosts discuss the focus on deepening the Wonder Woman character, how Bruce’s callous outlook could be rubbing off on her, some some insight given to the show by one of the JLU Godfathers, the overall look of the Annihilator robot and speculation on the purpose of Wonder Woman’s invisible jet. Plus, the hosts talk about an excellent voice cast featuring wonderful performances by Susan Eisenberg, Ed Asner, and a pair of former child actors that really bring their best. Plus a preview for next week’s episode and much more await you on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!
This week’s episode continues a month of Justice League Unlimited reviews from the Good Brothers, covering the memorable “Kid Stuff.” The hosts compare the plot to previous episodes that were more kid-friendly and juxtapose this against the extremely heavy and adult themes featured in the Cadmus story-arc. Also discussed is the creepy Oedipus-like nature of the relationship between Morgan La Fey and Mordrid, a well-known child actor voicing Wonder Woman, dazzling visuals throughout, and a full education on the hammered dulcimer! Plus a preview of next week’s episode and much more on this week’s all-new DCAU Review!
Kicking off October, the Good Brothers stay with Justice League Unlimited, this week covering one of the linchpin episodes for the entire series “Fearful Symmetry.” The hosts breakdown the normal four categories which leads them to discuss why this week feels a little light on action, how this episode solidifies the connection between Superman: The Animated Series and this show, the dynamic of the political leanings interacting between both supporting cast members, and a villainous interpretation of Power Girl for the DCAU. Plus, a full breakdown of the debut of The Question, how the hosts feel he was characterized and why his voice casting was so pivotal based on his design. Plus more no-good, terrible CGI and a cameo by Zeta! All of this, a full scorecard and a preview for next week’s episode on today’s all-new DCAU Review!
The final Saturday of September also wraps up the DCAU Review’s first ever Green Lantern month, and what better way to finish it than with the entire Green Lantern Corps featured on the Justice League Unlimited episode “The Return.” The Good Brothers discuss how they would’ve preferred the plot of this one to be focused, what opportunities may have been hurt by the shorter episode run-time, the all-new look of the Corps, Liam’s head-canon on why Kilowog’s appearance changes again, and why a pair of voices may have a bit too recognizable. Plus, the hosts discuss the return of the Green Lantern theme, Lex Luthor always being the smartest guy in the room and Amazo as the DCAU’s Dr. Manhattan. Plus a sneak peek at which show they’ll be covering in October, all on this week’s new DCAU Review!
Wrapping up their month of Justice League Unlimited coverage, the Good Brothers review the Booster Gold tale “The Greatest Story Never Told” from JLU season one. Some fun factoids as to the original intended character for this story are shared while discussing how effective the writing team turns around an unlikeable character, two surprising familiar names cast as supporting characters, and why Booster hasn’t seen much love in the last 10 years in standard DC continuity, Plus the hosts discuss the other time a black hole was the main antagonist in a DCAU cartoon, a cameo from one of our host’s favorite animated movies of all time and a preview for the series being covered in the month of May!
The Good Brothers are back as they continue reviewing episodes of Justice League Unlimited with this week’s episode “For the Man Who Has Everything.” Our hosts discuss the original comic written by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons on which the episode is based, why this episode was the perfect follow up to the pilot that expanded the Justice League roster, Eric Roberts perfect portrayal of the slimy Mongul, how this compares to another dream-sequence DCAU episode, some really mind-blowing Easter Eggs in both voice acting and music and why Mongul would be #Cancelled if he was living in 2020. All of this and something that has only occurred one other time in DCAU Review history on this week’s all-new episode!
After last week’s historic 100th episode, the Good Brothers return, picking up right where “Starcrossed” ended, reviewing the very first episode of Justice League Unlimited titled “Initiation.” Joining the hosts this week for the very first time is special correspondent James Strecker from the Watchtower Database. Join the hosts as they delve into how the start of JLU influenced James and the others to start their website, allowed them to take their passion to new heights with a larger universe and initial thoughts when as children, the hosts first learned of the expanded Justice League roster. But that’s not all, as the hosts also give a full review of the episode that introduced us to Green Arrow, which characters appear in the first scene and a hilarious fan theory as to why some are never seen again in the JLU, why CGI animation seems to always stick out, which character was recast after a lackluster performance and whether this story was an effective way to launch JLU. Plus full scorecards from the hosts and James on this week’s all new DCAU Review.
To celebrate the start of the Holiday season, Cal & Liam are bringing you a special gift in the form of their second BONUS episode ever, and this one is set to bring back a whole bunch of nostalgic feelings. The Good Brothers are talking about their top ten favorite toys from the DCAU on this extended episode. From the early Kenner Batman: The Animated Series figures to the Superman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures toys of the mid to late nineties, all the way up through Hasbro’s Batman Beyond and Mattel’s Justice League and Justice League Unlimited figures, the hosts run the gamut of DCAU collecting, including some surprises and deep cuts while discussing why these particular toys mean so much to them. So sit back, make yourself another plate of Thanksgiving leftovers and relive your childhood on this week’s bonus episode of the DCAU Review!
It’s finally here! Episode 47 of the DCAU Review has the Good Brothers discussing the newly released feature-length movie from WB Animation, Justice League vs The Fatal Five. Get a full review from Cal and The DCAU Review Twitter Guru, including plot break down, discussion of thoughts going into the viewing and after. Plus Liam floats a potential connection to Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker, lots of discussion of the Hall of Justice Museum scene, the surprise cameos from a few DCAU favorites and how this movie compares with other DCAU entries. Plus a complete scorecard and much more!
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